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Paris, Texas

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In Theaters: November 1, 1984

R | Drama, Other | 2h 27m

Paris, Texas

German New Wave pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas—a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard. Paris, Texas follows the efforts of the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski). From this simple setup, Wenders and Shepard produce a powerful statement on codes of masculinity and the myth of the American family, as well as an exquisite visual exploration of a vast, crumbling world of canyons and neon.

Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, Hunter Carson, Bernhard Wicki, Viva Auder, Socorro Valdez, Tom Farrell, John Lurie
Director: Wim Wenders
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Anatole Dauman, Don Guest
Writer(s): Sam Shepard